About Show #374
Richard chats with Chris Jackson about his experiences working with large organizations migrating off of XP. Once you've done the hard work of taking an inventory of all your organization's applications and platform requirements, how do you use that information to benefit the company? Chris talks about moving over to a more template-driven approach to software delivery using System Center Configuration Manager and the Deployment Toolkit. Then the conversation turns to web browsers - how hard is it to get the latest browser into your organization? Chris discusses the various built-in compatibility features in Internet Explorer as well as the thinking around building a continuously evolving application platform. Let the latest features being offered in the platform benefit your organization!
Chris Jackson is the worldwide lead for Enterprise App Compat. He has worked with enterprise customers around the world to help them investigate and mitigate application compatibility issues, as well as providing instructional training about Windows application compatibility for numerous industry events. Chris has been a software developer for over 12 years, with 5 of them spent with Microsoft. His certifications include MCP, MCAD, and MCSD, and he was formerly a Microsoft Windows MVP known in the community for his technical insight and problem solving abilities. Currently, Chris resides in Chicago, IL, USA.